Salary for Geodetic Surveyors

Also known as:  City Surveyor, County Surveyor, Geodetic Surveyor, Geophysical Prospecting Surveyor, Land Surveyor, Mine Surveyor, Mineral Surveyor, Registered Land Surveyor, Topographical Surveyor

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Modern satellite technology, including global navigation satellite systems and light detection and range apparati are regular tools in the geodetic surveyor's trade. These professionals measure large portions of the Earth's surface, and verify mathematical data obtained in the survey process for accuracy. Their measurements help to determine exact elevations, volumes, contours, and other surface features. Strong mathematical, computer, and engineering skills are necessary for this profession. Normally, a Bachelor's degree is required, although in some cases field experience may be substituted.

A Geodetic Surveyor can get average salaries on a scale from 40000 - 60000 based on experience and talent. Geodetic Surveyors receive salaries of Fifty Six Thousand Nine Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Geodetic Surveyors obtain the highest salaries in Alaska, where they can get average job salaries of approximately $81410. This group of people have the best average pay in Public Administration, where they can earn job pay of $71180.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 23.39 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Geodetic Surveyors tend to make the most in the following industries
Management of Companies and Enterprises $71,180
Public Administration $67,590
Transportation and Warehousing $63,420
Utilities $61,620
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $60,410
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $56,820
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $52,050
Manufacturing $53,330
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $55,310
Construction $56,540
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $56,820
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $60,410
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